The Episcopal Church in Western Louisiana

The Episcopal Church in Western Louisiana

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Yesterday St. Barnabas was able to be apart of the National Day of Prayer hosted by Acadiana VOAD's (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) where they got local clergy and pastors to go live and give the community some words of encouragement and prayer. Here is the message from St. Barnabas.

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High-schoolers, parents of high-schoolers, friends, youth leaders, everyone! Registration for Happening #57 closes tomorrow - Tuesday, January 8th.

This is a retreat for any and all students who want to grow their faith, explore their questions, gather with other like-minded youth, experience unconditional love, and enjoy the beautiful Camp Hardtner grounds. The event is put on by the diocesan youth with the help of the Episcopal Youth Commission and the Episcopal Church in Western Louisiana.

For any questions or information on scholarships, email Katie Chapman, Missioner for Youth & Young Adult Ministry at katie @ epiwla.org
The Diocese of Lake Charles would like to invite you to join us at Veritas. Registration information is below.

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The official page of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana

335 Main St. Pineville, LA 71360
(318) 442-1304 office
(318) 442-8712 fax In 1972 St.

James Parish donated Mount Olivet Chapel and Parish House to the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana. With the formation of the Diocese of Western Louisiana in 1979, title was transferred to the newly-formed diocese. The administrative offices of the diocese were, and still are, located in the Parish House. After his election as first bishop of the Diocese, Willis R. Henton utilized Mount Olivet as his

Operating as usual

How We Do What We Do 03/05/2021

How We Do What We Do

Doing what we do with love makes life worth living. — Bishop Jake Owensby

How We Do What We Do Doing what we do with love makes life worth living.

02/27/2021

Diocesan Convention

Welcome to the visitor section for virtual Diocesan Convention! Thank you for joining us today.

02/26/2021

Diocesan Convention Eucharist

Join us for Holy Eucharist

Being True to Yourself 02/26/2021

Being True to Yourself

Lean into this messy world with the power of love. — Bishop Jake Owensby

Being True to Yourself Lean into this messy world with the power of love.

Photos from Strong Neighborhood Project's post 02/24/2021

Great partnership St. Michael’s has developed with United Way!

What Keeps Us Going 02/19/2021

What Keeps Us Going

How love keeps us going when the odds seem against us. — Bishop Jake Owensby

What Keeps Us Going Love gives us hope.

Free Webinar 02/18/2021

Free Webinar

A free, very helpful resource.

Free Webinar Where can faith and harm reduction meet? Join us for this free webinar and conversation.

02/16/2021

***Diocesan Convention Postponed to Feb. 27***
Due to potential power outages and connectivity issues resulting from severe winter weather, the Diocesan Convention originally scheduled for this Saturday is postponed one week to Saturday, February 27. Eucharist is also be moved. It will occur the preceding Friday (2/26) at 6:00 p.m. Stay safe. Be well. See you then.

***Diocesan Convention Postponed to Feb. 27***
Due to potential power outages and connectivity issues resulting from severe winter weather, the Diocesan Convention originally scheduled for this Saturday is postponed one week to Saturday, February 27. Eucharist is also be moved. It will occur the preceding Friday (2/26) at 6:00 p.m. Stay safe. Be well. See you then.

Confessions of a Spiritual Late Bloomer 02/12/2021

Confessions of a Spiritual Late Bloomer

“These days I self-identify as a perpetual late-bloomer. It’s a spirituality I can live with.

We’re all a work in progress. And none of us gets anywhere all on our own. We are what philosophers and theologians call contingent beings. God is forever nurturing and supporting and mending us before we could even realize it. God’s love perpetually creates, sustains, and recreates us.”—Bishop Jake Owensby

Confessions of a Spiritual Late Bloomer These days I self-identify as a perpetual late-bloomer. It’s a spirituality I can live with.

Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows: Congregations should see their buildings as assets, not albatrosses | Faith and Leadership 02/09/2021

Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows: Congregations should see their buildings as assets, not albatrosses | Faith and Leadership

How to use our buildings as assets

https://faithandleadership.com/jennifer-baskerville-burrows-congregations-should-see-their-buildings-assets-not-albatrosses

Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows: Congregations should see their buildings as assets, not albatrosses | Faith and Leadership When Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows was growing up in New York, she walked all over the city, reveling in the historic buildings all around her. She was inspired to study architecture, urban planning and historic preservation as an undergraduate and graduate student. Then, encouraged to discern...

02/09/2021

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My Mother Got Vaccinated. Is It Now Safe To Go Visit? 02/09/2021

My Mother Got Vaccinated. Is It Now Safe To Go Visit?

Let's continue to take care of one another

My Mother Got Vaccinated. Is It Now Safe To Go Visit? I haven't seen my mother in over a year. I was going to visit in April to celebrate her 90th birthday, but the pandemic put that on hold. Now that she's been vaccinated is time for the birthday hug?

Playing Love’s Long Game 02/05/2021

Playing Love’s Long Game

Don’t give up. Keep going. Love is about the long game. And love wins.—Bishop Jake Owensby

Playing Love’s Long Game Don’t give up. Keep going. Love is about the long game. And love wins.

What a Veteran Taught Me About Love 01/29/2021

What a Veteran Taught Me About Love

We can define ourselves as the enemy of our enemy. Or we can love.—Bishop Jake Owensby

What a Veteran Taught Me About Love We can make ourselves the enemy of our enemy. Or we can love.

5 Ways for Pastors to Win the Cultural Moment in 2021 | Will Mancini 01/28/2021

5 Ways for Pastors to Win the Cultural Moment in 2021 | Will Mancini

Five ways for congregations to win the cultural moment

5 Ways for Pastors to Win the Cultural Moment in 2021 | Will Mancini I still remember the first train set I had as a kid. It was a simple oval. For a while, I absolutely loved it and would play with it for hours, watching the train go round and round. But over time, I learned that trains were actually capable of—and built for!—a lot more than going in an oval. Th...

01/25/2021
How to Find Unity 01/22/2021

How to Find Unity

To reason together, we have to believe in our heart of hearts that other people have something to tell us and to teach us. Our own perspectives are limited. We may be wrong or our understanding may be unduly limited. In other words, reasoning together requires humility.

Humility makes it possible for us to reason together toward a better future. Or, to borrow Ram Dass’ oft-cited phrase, we are our best selves as a community when we remember that we’re all just walking each other home.

—Bishop Jake Owensby

How to Find Unity We are all equal in our fragility, our imperfection, and our finitude.

The Truth that Sets Us Free 01/15/2021

The Truth that Sets Us Free

And here’s the deep and abiding truth. You and I are the beloved children of God. Just like everybody else. As my friend retired Bishop of Alabama Kee Sloan likes to say, “Ain’t nobody better than anybody else.”

Pursuing truth—and setting aside destructive falsehoods once and for all—takes courage. We should anticipate conflict and probably some misery. But this is the only pursuit that will set us free at last.

—Bishop Jake Owensby

The Truth that Sets Us Free You and I are the beloved children of God. Just like everybody else.

Presiding Bishop Curry’s Word to the Church: Who shall we be? 01/08/2021

Presiding Bishop Curry’s Word to the Church: Who shall we be?

Who shall we be? A word to the Church from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

Presiding Bishop Curry’s Word to the Church: Who shall we be? Presiding Bishop Curry’s Word to the Church: Who shall we be? January 8, 2021 Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has issued the following Word to the Church. A transcript of the statement follows: And now in the name of our loving, liberating, and life-giving God, Father, Son, and Hol...

Where We Go From Here 01/08/2021

Where We Go From Here

We move toward our true self or we betray it. I cannot get there without you. And you cannot get there without me. — Bishop Jake Owensby

Where We Go From Here We move toward our true self or we betray it. I cannot get there without you. And you cannot get there without me.

01/07/2021

Presiding Bishop Curry - Call to Prayer for the Nation

Join Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in prayer for our nation.

An Unusual Resolution 12/31/2020

An Unusual Resolution

I am imperfect. I am loved. Just like you. — Bishop Jake Owensby

An Unusual Resolution I am imperfect. I am loved. Just like you.

Getting Real with Each Other 12/26/2020

Getting Real with Each Other

No two laughs, no two souls, no two hearts, no two life-stories are alike. — Bishop Jake Owensby

Getting Real with Each Other No two laughs, no two souls, no two hearts, no two life-stories are alike.

Looking into the Manger 12/24/2020

Looking into the Manger

When we look into the manger, this is what we see: Love is our deepest longing, our greatest challenge, and the calling that makes life worth living.--Bishp Jake Owensby

Looking into the Manger Love makes life worth living.

Mary’s Challenge to You and Me 12/18/2020

Mary’s Challenge to You and Me

The decisive question for each of us about Mary is not what happened to her, but what we will do right now. Will we say yes to bringing Jesus into the world? — Bishop Jake Owensby

Mary’s Challenge to You and Me Changing the algorithm of our lives.

Imperfect Love 12/11/2020

Imperfect Love

Even in our best and most tender moments, our love is finite and imperfect. We grow tired and distracted. We misunderstand and draw on faulty assumptions. We communicate awkwardly. And we can find God in the midst of it. — Bishop Jake Owensby

Imperfect Love Life is messy

Preparing for Christmas 12/06/2020

Preparing for Christmas

Preparing for Christmas means doing heart work. — Bishop Jake Owensby

Preparing for Christmas Doing heart work

Waking Up 11/27/2020

Waking Up

Suddenly, we see. We see what’s been there all along and what we have so easily let slip by. Our life. Our fragile, tender, very human life. And God is reaching out to us from the depths of that life at every instant. What is missing is our awareness. — Bishop Jake Owensby

Waking Up How awareness changes everything

My Reason for Hope 11/20/2020

My Reason for Hope

Let’s face it, a radically compassionate community is an aspiration, not an accomplished reality. And we can grow weary reaching for what seems at times like an impossibly distant ideal. But I will tell you what keeps me going.

My Reason for Hope Sometimes we grow weary.

How to Be Happy 11/13/2020

How to Be Happy

How to Be Happy — Bishop Jake Owensby

How to Be Happy To truly love myself involves loving my neighbor.

Love One Day At A Time 11/06/2020

Love One Day At A Time

Love is a boundless, unstoppable power. Love, you see, is not how I happen to feel about somebody or how they feel about me.It’s the good that I can do in the moment for the people who are right in front of me or even around the world from me, no matter how insignificant that good may seem. Nothing can stop me from giving that love away as a gift once I realize that its meaning and importance are not bound up with getting a result. — Bishop Jake Owensby

Love One Day At A Time How love is a boundless, unstoppable power

Western Louisiana opens homeless shelter in partnership with rural community 11/04/2020

Western Louisiana opens homeless shelter in partnership with rural community

Western Louisiana opens homeless shelter in partnership with rural community [Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Christie Fleming had just officiated a funeral when she saw Sylvester White for the first time. The two were in a cemetery when Fleming, then-vicar of Christ Episc…

It’s a Gift 10/30/2020

It’s a Gift

“Love is not a reward for what we do with our lives. It’s a gift, the gift that makes this life possible in the first place. Being the beloved is the starting point—and the finish line—for every single human being. And if we lean into that truth, we will change this world.“ Bishop Jake Owensby

It’s a Gift Love is not a reward for what we do with our lives. It’s a gift

No One Is An Accident 10/23/2020

No One Is An Accident

That’s how powerful love is. Giving and receiving love makes life meaningful. Makes life worth living. — Bishop Jake Owensby

No One Is An Accident Everyone is God’s beloved. Everyone belongs.

Fighting words: The holy subversiveness of love 10/22/2020

Fighting words: The holy subversiveness of love

With various metaphors Jesus repeatedly teaches us to counter violence and coercion, hate and oppression with the holy subversiveness of love. To be the leaven in the dough that changes everything from the inside out. To take up our cross and follow him. To lose our life to save it.

Fighting words: The holy subversiveness of love In 1942 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision limiting our right to free speech. The court’s ruling is commonly known as the Fighting Words Doctrine. The…

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Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 1pm
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SUNDAY 10 am Holy Eucharist

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Annual Preaching Conference

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